Academic Calendar at Ripon College

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2014-2015 Academic Calendar

First Semester

First Semester

  • August 22, Friday – Faculty/staff opening meeting, 10:30 a.m.
  • August 23, Saturday – Residence halls open for new students, 9:00 a.m.
  • August 23, Saturday – Matriculation Convocation, 3:00 p.m.
  • August 25, Monday – Residence halls open for returning students, 9:00 a.m.
  • August 26, Tuesday – Registration
  • August 27, Wednesday – Classes begin, 8:00 a.m.
  • September 5, Friday – Half-semester course add/drop deadline (without asterisk*)
  • September 17, Wednesday – Constitution and Citizenship Day
  • September 19, Friday – Last day for removing incompletes
  • September 19, Friday – Full-semester course add/drop deadline (without asterisk*)
  • September 26-27, Friday-Saturday – Family Weekend and Homecoming
  • October 3, Friday – Half-semester course withdrawal deadline (with asterisk*)
  • October 17, Friday – Fall vacation begins, 5:00 p.m.
  • October 17, Friday – Midsemester D and F grade reports due
  • October 17, Friday – Last class day for half-semester courses
  • October 27, Monday – Classes resume, 8:00 a.m.
  • October 27, Monday – Second half-semester courses begin
  • October 27, Monday – Registration begins for spring courses
  • October 27, Monday – Midsemester grade reports are distributed to students and advisors
  • November 5, Wednesday – Second half-semester course add/drop deadline (without asterisk*)
  • November 7, Friday – Full-semester course withdrawal deadline (with asterisk*) and election of Satisfactory-Unsatisfactory option deadline
  • November 7, Friday – Registration ends
  • November 27, Thursday – Thanksgiving Day; classes suspended
  • November 28, Friday – Classes suspended; Commons and residence halls will be open
  • December 2, Tuesday – Half-semester course withdrawal deadline (with asterisk*)
  • December 12, Friday – Last day of classes
  • December 15, Monday – Final examinations begin **
  • December 17, Wednesday – Reading Day
  • December 19, Friday – Last day of final examinations

Second Semester

Second Semester

  • January 18, Sunday – Residence halls open for all students, 9:00 a.m.
  • January 19, Monday – Registration
  • January 20, Tuesday – Classes begin, 8:00 a.m.
  • January 27, Tuesday – Founders’ Day Celebration, 11:15 a.m.
  • January 30, Friday – Half-semester course add/drop deadline (without asterisk*)
  • February 13, Friday – Last day for removing incompletes
  • February 13, Friday – Full-semester course add/drop deadline (without asterisk*)
  • February 24, Tuesday – Half-semester course withdrawal deadline (with asterisk*)
  • March 13, Friday – Midsemester D and F grade reports due
  • March 13, Friday – Last class day for half-semester courses
  • March 13, Friday – Spring vacation begins, 5:00 p.m.
  • March 23, Monday – Classes resume, 8:00 a.m.
  • March 23, Monday – Second half-semester classes begin
  • March 23, Monday – Registration begins for fall courses
  • March 23, Monday – Midsemester grade reports are distributed to students and advisors
  • April 1, Wednesday – Second half-semester course add/drop deadline (without asterisk*)
  • April 3, Friday – Full-semester course withdrawal deadline (with asterisk*) and election of Satisfactory-Unsatisfactory option deadline
  • April 3, Friday – Registration ends
  • April 22, Wednesday – Awards Convocation, 7:00 p.m.
  • April 28, Tuesday – Second half-semester course withdrawal deadline (with asterisk*)
  • May 5, Tuesday – Last day of classes
  • May 6, Wednesday – Reading day
  • May 7, Thursday – Final examinations begin**
  • May 13, Wednesday – Last day of final examinations
  • May 17, Sunday – Commencement, 1:30 p.m.
  • May 18, Monday – Liberal Arts in Focus begins
  • June 5, Friday – Liberal Arts in Focus ends

 

*Transcript indications “without asterisk” or “with asterisk”: “without asterisk” indicates that the course will not be listed on the transcript; “with asterisk” indicates that course will appear on the transcript noting that the course was dropped after the third full week of classes.

**Students are expected to take their examinations at the scheduled times and will not have their schedules changed because of transportation difficulties or job appointments.

The Pickard Commons will be closed during the fall, midwinter, and spring vacations. Residence halls will be closed during midwinter vacation, but may remain open during fall and spring breaks if there is sufficient demand.